BORN CIRA 1688, DIED APRIL 13, 1775
WILL WAS NEVER PROBATED.
WILL OF RICHARD TEMPLIN
In the name of God Amen, I RICHARD TEMPLIN of the County of Chester, in the Province of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of Sound Memory, Blessed be God, do this Sixth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Two, make and Publish this my last will and Testament in manner following, that is to say, I give all that Massuage or Tenanent wherein I now give to my wife, Mary Templin to hold to her during her natural life, she making no waste thereupon. Also, I give to my said wife, Mary Templin, all my household stuff and also all the rest and residue of my goods, chattles and personal estate whatsoever during her natural life, and after my said wifeís decease, I give and devise the said Massuage or Tenament to my children and all the household stuff and also all the rest and residue of my goods, chattles and personal estate whatsoever then remaining at my said wifeís decease to be equally divided between my said children, that is to say, WILLIAM TEMPLIN, SUSANNAH TEMPLIN, SAMUEL TEMPLIN, MARY TEMPLIN, RICHARD TEMPLIN, JAMES TEMPLIN, HANNAH TEMPLIN and ESTHER TEMPLIN and I make and ordain my said wife, Mary Templin sole executrix of this my will according to my true intent and meaning. In witness whereof, I said Richard Templin have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal.
Other genealogists have recorded this will as the will of Richard Templin (1688-1775). We have never found the original copy or who has the said will.
We have our doubts that this is the will of the first Richard because of the obvious appearances that there is a generation missing between the first Richard and this Richard of this will. As indicated in the dates of the childrenís birth. Mary would have started having children late in her life; this is not to say that this is not possible but not probable. I believe this will is the will of the first Richardís son Richard.
Another reason this will is questioned, in 1762 Susannah Templin was married to Thomas Jacobs, why was her name listed as Susannah Templin in the will instead of Susannah Jacobs.
If anyone has a copy of this will or other information pertaining to the will, please contact us. We would like to clear up one of the many mysteries.